Training Activity Report

    Despite the devastation by the large scale flood in Thailand during Oct-Nov, 2011, Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management program was able to
    attract a large number of trainees from around the globe in 2012. The first batch was started in early March (5-17) immediately after completing the repair
    and maintenance of laboratories, field facilities and the tilapia hatchery, where the technology of mass production of high quality fry was developed. A brief
    report is presented here. Please listen to the participants by clicking on their names and see the enlarged pictures by clicking on the them. More activities
    can also found in facebook at: facebook

    Group 1: March 5-17, 2012 (Tilapia hatchery & grow-out farming)
    Four of the eight trainees were from Malaysia in the first group. Half of the trainees were from public and another 50% were from private sector as:

    1. Hoong Yip (WorldFish Center, Malaysia)
    2. Helal Uddin (Farm Owner, Bangladesh)
    3. Dr Padmawathy Rengen (Lecturer, India)
    4. Mr Goh Kue Hooi (City Marine Co., Malaysia)
    5. Mr Yap Tzuen Kiat (City Marine Co., Malaysia)
    6. Mr KA Saman Kasthurirathna (Govt. Staff, Sri Lanka)
    7. Samuel Agyei-Danso (Australia)
    8. Dr Abdullah Abd Rahim (Lecturer, Malaysia)

    Group 2: March 17 - 30, 2012 (Tilapia hatchery & grow-out farming)
    In this group, less than 50% (4) participants 4 were from government public sector and the remaining were from private sector. Participants country ranged
    from Southernmost continent (Australia) to northern Europe (Norway) and age ranged from just over 20 to over 60 years. More interestingly, three trainees
    were from Sultanate of Oman where aquaculture has been recently realized due decline in fish catch from the wild. The list is given below:

    Group 3: April 23 - May 5 (Tilapia hatchery & grow-out farming)
    The third group was dominated by African participants; four were government staff of Kenya and one participant from Nigerian private fish farm. Two
    European trainees were in the group who are interested in establishing farms in either Africa or in Asia. They are as follows:

    Group 4: May 7 - 12 (African Catfish & Pangasius breeding & grow-out farming)
    Fourth training group was for the Catfish and Pangasius farming; breeding as well as grow-out. This group was totally from the private sector including large
    corporate such as Cargill Inc. (Malaysia and Thailand) and Quality Breeds Bangladesh. Participants learn the theory in the classroom at AIT and then
    practiced hormone injection, stripping, larval rearing and packing in a nearby farm which has a tract record of selling 6 million catfish fry (2-day old) in a day.

    1. Anwarul Haque (Quality Breeds Co. Ltd., Bangladesh)
    2. David Thierry (Student, France)
    3. Mr Tan Choon Yau (Cargill Inc., Malaysia)
    4. Mr Yam Lit Foung (Cargill Inc., Malaysia)
    5. Tan Jin Bao (Cargill Inc., Malaysia)
    6. Chantana Thuwadaratrakool (Cargill Inc., Thailand)

    Group 5: June 18 - 30 (Tilapia hatchery and grow-out farming)
    This training session attracted a wide range of participants; farm managers, researchers to a lecturer and a full professor. Interestingly, a lecturer who
    handles a large tilapia project attended the course flying all the way from southern Mexico. More interestingly, Bangladeshi group constituted one half of the
    group in which some of the farm managers were weak in English. To assist them and explain in Banglaa, former Director General of Department of Fisheries
    joined the group on behalf of WorldFish Center.

    1. Dr Antonio Campos Mendoza (Lecturer, Mexico)
    2. Giang Nguyen (Cargill Inc., Vietnam)
    3. Ahmed Said AL-Sooti (Researcher, Oman)
    4. Prof Mehdi Soltani (Professor, Iran)
    5. Dr Ali Taherimirkahed (Researcher, Iran)
    6. Md. Rafiqul Islam (Former DG, DoF, Bangladesh)
    7. Md. Mizanur Rahman (Manager, Bangladesh)
    8. Md. Abu Bakkar Khan (Manager, Bangladesh)
    9. Mr. Motahar Hossain Sarder (Manager, Bangladesh)
    10. Mr. Abdus Salam (Manager, Bangladesh)
    11. Mohammad Abu Sufian (BRAC Hatchery, Bangladesh)

    Group 6: September 2-12 (Hands-on Tilapia breeding and grow-out farming)
    A group of 12 participants from Bangladesh alone took part in the hands-on tilapia training and work experience.

  1. Mohammod Jillur Rahman
  2. Neamul Ahsan Chowdhury
  3. Shovan Khan Sabuz
  4. Aashish Kumar Roy
  5. Durin Akhter Jahan
  6. Dr Md. Shaha Ali
  7. Md. Aminul Islam
  8. Khan Asaduzzaman
  9. Md. Zamal Uddin
  10. ABM Arman Hossain
  11. Mahabubur Rahman
  12. Pronab Kumar Biswas

    Group 7:September 12-18 (Training and Study Tour on Sea bass and Shrimp farming)
    A group of 11 participants from Bangladesh alone took part in the hands-on tilapia training and experience.

  1. Quazi A.Z.M. Kabir
  2. Abdullah Al Masum
  3. Md Kamruzzaman
  4. Motahar Hossain Sarder
  5. Md. Masudur Rahaman
  6. A.K.M. Aminur Islam
  7. Mohammad Shafi Ullah
  8. Mohammad Azharul Haque
  9. Sudipta Mukheyee
  10. Partho Pratim Debnath
  11. Shahabuddin???

    Group 8:September 20-28 (Confirmed participants - for Aquaculture Development Value Chain Analysis):

  1. Mr Pear - Assistant to the Minister of Fisheries
  2. Mr Sanjib Sannamat - Upazila Fisheries Officer, Babugonj,  Barisal
  3. Mrs Shabnam Mostary - Research Officer, Department of Fisheries, Dhaka
  4. Mrs Ayesha Siddiqa - Research Officer,  Department of Fisheries, Dhaka
  5. Mr Amirul Islam - Senior Scientific Officer, BFRI, Jessore
  6. Mr Md. Azhar Ali - Scientific Officer, BFRI, Paikgacha, Khulna
  7. Mr Biswajit Mondal - Narayanganj
  8. Md Mizanur Rahman - Jessore
  9. Md Ershadul Islam - Jamalpur
  10. Mr Rupan Kumar Basak-Kishoreganj
  11. Mr Ashoke Kumar Sarker - Rajbari
  12. Mr Golam Mohammad Moshiur Rahman - Mymensingh

    Group 9: Oct 8 - 20 (Tilapia culture)
  1. Staniloiu Ion Alaxandru (Malawi)
  2. Odary Paddington Ndonga (Kenya)
  3. Felix Muthomi Kithinji (Kenya)
  4. Mulama Victoria Okoma (Kenya)
  5. Ondu Charles Joshua Ouma (Kenya)
  6. Andan Ali (India)
  7. Dr K. Karal Marx (India)
  8. Harun Rashid - Bangladesh
  9. Nazmul Hasan - Bangladesh

    Group 10: January 14-26, 2013 (Tilapia culture)
  1. Mansur Alam - Bangladesh (EON Group)
  2. Erik Rotsaert - Belgium (Private)
  3. Damien Legros - Belgium (Private)
  4. Rajeev Kumar - India (Private)
  5. Mr Robby Woodruff (USA - intern)

    Group 11: April 22-May 4, 2013 (Tilapia culture) - few seats are available, pls contact: